Eddy, James M.; Donahue, Roberta E.; Webster, Robert D.; Bjornstad, Erik D.
January 2002
American Journal of Health Studies;2002, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p197
Academic Journal
The ecological perspective is a proven approach for worksite health promotion program design. This paper presents a protocol to look at health behaviors from an ecological perspective that assumes multiple levels of influence on health behavior and mandates a range of program design applications. Key examples from the literature will be described. The most significant benefit of using an ecological perspective to view worksite health promotion programs is that the model encourages program planners to view the causation or a health behavior and the related health promotion intervention from a contextual perspective. This increases the likelihood of designing an effective program.


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